By peoplestaff225
Updated April 26, 2009 09:00 AM

When it comes to having ‘the talk,’ Isabella Rossellini says to toss the timeline; Instead, parents should let their children dictate when they’re ready to learn about the birds and the bees. In a new interview with Parade, the 56-year-old former model and actress says she “tried not to push it” but at a certain point it was clear that daughter Elettra, 25, and son Roberto, 16, were in need of some clarification!

That’s not to say she is stork-adverse, though! Noting that Roberto is adopted, Isabella says she can at least relate to the imagery.

Elettra is Isabella’s daughter with ex-husband Jonathan Wiedemann.

Isabella can currently be seen in Sundance Channel’s Green Porno, a series of short films about animal reproduction.

Source: Parade